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From the Greek God Apollo to the Festival of Masonic Arts

Apollo is one of the most important of the Olympian deities in classical Greek and Roman mythology. He was the ideal of the athletic youth. Apollo has been variously recognized as a god of music, truth and prophecy, healing, the sun and light, plague, poetry, and more. Apollo is the son of Zeus and Leto, and has a twin sister, the chaste huntress Artemis /or

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Aquarelles from 1809

In the Aquarelles from 1809 a Master Mason represented the Ceremonies of the meetings of Freemasons for reception of Entered Apprentices and admissions of Master Masons. The Masterpieces were  published by Thomas Palser between 1809 and 1812 in beautiful Album. This Masonic Art work will be presented at the General Exhibition of Apollo Festival -

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THE BUILDERS by Joseph Fort Newton – part 5

PART II HISTORY CHAPTER 1 Free-Masons The curious history of Freemasonry has unfortunately been treated only by its panegyrists or calumniators, both equally mendacious. I do not wish to pry into the mysteries of the craft; but it would be interesting to know more of their history during the period when they were literally architects.

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THE LAMB By William Blake

Little Lamb who made thee          Dost thou know who made thee Gave thee life & bid thee feed. By the stream & o'er the mead; Gave thee clothing of delight, Softest clothing wooly bright; Gave thee such a tender voice, Making all the vales rejoice!          Little Lamb who made thee          Dost thou know who made

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SOME RUMINATIONS by Honorable Brother Leon Zeldis

Dear Brethren and Friends of Masonic Arts, please enjoy the beautiful spiritual writings, which were writen by Honorable Brother Leon Zeldis and recommended to us by our Ambassador to Japan Honorable Brother Janus Cegledy.  ACTING  If all the world’s a stage, where the hell is my prompter ?                         ACTION (see also REACTION)  Waiting for the

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THE BUILDERS by Joseph Fort Newton – part 4

CHAPTER 3 The Drama of Faith Vanitas Still Life And so the Quest goes on. And the Quest, as it may be, ends in attainment - we know not where and when: so long as we can conceive of our separate existence, the quest goes on - an attainment continued henceforward. And ever

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FRATERNAL – by Marlene Guedes

You are the companion of a man That builds the world! Masonic Arts And, that of the rough stone, made the basis of your life. And each day will polishing, esmerilando and burilando this stone. To become ever more worthy. Getting stronger. Become always good, like a true Mason! You are the companion

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THE BUILDERS by Joseph Fort Newton – part 3

CHAPTER 2 The Working Tools It began to shape itself to my intellectual vision into something more imposing and majestic, solemnly mysterious and grand. It seemed to me like the Pyramids in their loneliness, in whose yet undiscovered chambers may be hidden, for the enlightenment of coming generations, the sacred books of the Egyptians, so

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The Level and The Square (1854)

Dr. Robert Morris (1818-1888) Past Grand Master (1858-1859) of the Grand Lodge of Kentucky, USA Chartered Royal Solomon Mother Lodge #293 (1873, Israel's first regular) We meet upon the Level and we part upon the Square. What words of precious meaning, those words Masonic are! Come, let us contemplate them! They are worthy of a

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Masonic Poems by Honorable Brother Bernard Ghilissen

Le maillet   Terrible, le coup du maillet Symbole de l’autorité L’impétrant, courbé,  arrive Sans comprendre, entame ses pas Dans sa tête  les bruits dérivent De l’équerre et du compas   The mallet   Terrible, the blow of the mallet Symbol of authority The apprentice, curved, arrives Without understanding, begins to override In his mind

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